Douglas Berger psychiatrist in Tokyo is a fully bilingual Japanese/English American board-certified psychiatrist and Director of the Tokyo Meguro Counseling Center. Dr. Berger received his M.D. and psychiatry training from New York Medical College, and his Ph.D. from the Department of Psychosomatic Medicine at the Tokyo University School of Medicine.

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Dr. Berger can be contacted by phone: 03-3716-6624 (+81-3-3716-6624 from outside of Japan). Use the intake form or inquire through the Tokyo Meguro Counseling Center’s Home Page.

DBT attenuates amygdala hyperactivity?: only had 11 patients in this "pilot" study with no control therapy to compare with and no blind so that the results are premature. Us:,,

The popularity of genetic testing that gives a mental disorder diagnoses over-sell a science that one day will be crucial to psychiatric classification but not yet. Us:,,

Tokyo Counseling Service: Biological Depression @YouTubeさんから

The major cause of misconceptions in psychiatriy is that the concepts of illness and disorder are fuzzy with no physical proofs. The DSM is both over-valued as a proof, and undervalued as useful. Us: ;

Whether a depression biological: the longer a person has depression in various life circumstances, family history of mental illness, no discrete event, physical symptoms on a chronic basis, i.e., insomnia, lack of energy, etc. Us:

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Tokyo Counseling Center: Does DBT attenuate amygdala hyperactivity?

Tokyo Counseling Service: could effects mindfulness based therapy be due to placebo?

Tokyo Counseling Center: Virtual Reality and randomized controlled trials

Wallis says Virtual Reality completed a randomized controlled trial: But you can't subject blind or have blind placebo in a VR trial that treats conditions w/subjective endpoints. Us

Tokyo Counseling Service on discriminating biologic from situational depression.

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Dr. Moffic was brave to note that any effects seen in a clinical trial of mindfulness based therapy (MBT) could be all due to placebo: MBT is 60’s meditation w/a branded-name. Us:,,

There is over-selling mental health that few mental health workers admit, mentors impress mental health treatments as facts rather than the truth that we can’t prove our diagnostic classification or our psychotherapies. Us:,

Conspiracy theories related to anxiety or that truth is hidden: Problem is theories like Russian election hacking are true, and others like Russian assassination of Kennedy are not far-fetched, Us:;

The Moffic Meditation article rationalizes to take money from patients for an unproven activity: Using Insurance for unproven activities can whittle benefits & diverts therapies proven in double-blind placebo trials. Us:

Blind ratings in a psychotherapy study are mistakenly called “single-blind”. Ratings in a clinical trial only record reports from the subject and treater system. Any bias in subjects can add up with a large N to obtain erroneous "efficacy". Us: .

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